One of the most difficult things for me to believe growing up as a Christian was that God truly loved me. Rather, much of my Christian life was lived with the sense that I could never be lovable to God.
Grief is a stone I keep in my pocket It was rough and jagged when I found it, And I can’t count the times I’ve scraped my knuckles While carelessly digging around for something else. But I took it out today—just for a look— And marveled at how easily I could run my … Continue reading Be Still, My Soul
Growing up, the greatest desire of my heart was to be married and have a large family. My husband and I couldn't wait to begin our family! Things didn’t work out like we hoped they would. We struggled for years with infertility. After months, then years of disappointment, I could so relate to Rachel in … Continue reading Give Me Children, or Else I Die!
Now, when confronted with tragedies and disappointments, instead of allowing panic and hopelessness to creep in, I take a deep breath and direct my thoughts to the many times I’ve seen God’s hand in the significant as well as the trivial concerns of my life.
The English writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley once wrote, “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” Are you experiencing child-like enthusiasm in your life? If not, begin to cultivate it again! The Greek roots of ‘enthusiasm’ refer to receiving inspiration from … Continue reading Live Life with Enthusiasm!